Day 28 – Plaza Garibaldi

We woke up early to enjoy the unforgettable Ballet Folklórico at beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes. Before it began we admired the Tamayo murals and Tiffany stained glass…

The show was spectacular, varied and overwhelming. Several bands entertained us, beginning with a percussion group and followed by a maricachi band, huapango group, harps, trumpets, guitars, violins, etc. They accompanied a large troupe of impeccably dressed dancers.

After skipping a Kandinsky retrospective at the Palacio because there was another extra-super-long line to get into this free exhibition, we went to church to listen to our friend George preach.

We had lunch at a comida corrida neighborhood cafe with his family. My choice: a delicious carrot, jícama and beet salad.

They took us to the local modern art museum where there was a Remedios Varo exhibition. We saw there San Baba, a nice little Kahlo watercolor. The Tamayo museum was showing Nancy Spero’s Paper Mirror.

Our third museum for the day was Sumaya, which belongs to Carlos Slim, a wealthy philanthropist that opened up his collection to be enjoyed free of charge by the public. We saw among others, carved mammoth tusks, paintings by Dufy, Archimboldo and Chagall.

Our wonderful hosts then took us to Plaza Garibaldi to enjoy local feria food and music. We had jícama covered in chile and lime juice, buñuelos and atole.

Finally we listened to a couple of performers and drove by a beautiful monument honoring Juárez on the way to our hotel.

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